- Jul 1, 2003
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Yesterday we reported and confirmed that Valve have indeed banned over 20,000 Steam accounts all accused of using pirated versions of Half-Life 2. The ban may have come as a big surprise to some but are Valve doing the right thing?[br]BBC News have today posted a story on the whole situation, with comments from industry experts and Valve's Doug Lombardi:
The story is worth a read and can be found in full here."It's not hard to see a point in the near future when every publisher wants you to run an application on your system purely to allow you to play their games," [Rob Fahey, gamesindustry.biz] said. [br]
This could mean that computers get cluttered with poorly written Steam-type systems that are used to batter people with adverts.